A Bridgewater man who had a young man fatally overdose in his apartment and then lost his girlfriend to drugs has been charged with trafficking a prescription medication.
Kevin Leroy Wheaton, 47, is due to appear in Bridgewater provincial court on Nov. 7.
The charge came after a 10-month investigation by Bridgewater Police Service with help from the provincial medical examiner’s office, a police news release said.
Joshua Ballard, 22, died from a methadone overdose inside Wheaton’s King Street apartment on Oct. 29, 2011.
Ballard’s ex-girlfriend, Robyn Brown, 18, died in Halifax’s Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre on March 27 of this year.
She was found unresponsive in a Maple Street apartment in Bridgewater two days earlier. Friends said she had taken someone else’s sleeping pills.
Brown and Wheaton were a couple at the time of her death and he placed a death notice in the Bridgewater newspaper that called her “his life and whole world.”